The ageing population is a major socio-economic shift associated with both opportunities and challenges. Opportunities for social innovation to move away from outmoded conceptions of age that will lead to a richer set of possibilities later in life, and challenges most notab...
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Following the publication of the AAA’s white paper ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future: Better Homes for Older Adults – Improving Health, Care, Design and Technology’, we have been talking with public, private and third sector stakeholders about how best to translate our v...
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The percentage of the UK population aged over 65, is expected to jump from 17.8% in 2015 to nearly a quarter by 2045. As the proportion of working-age adults to retirees increases, the demand for health and social care services expands. Consequently, the Office for Budget Re...
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In a month where Australian centenarian and fundraiser Irene O’Shea became the world’s oldest skydiver (aged 101 and 39 days), we look at some more inspiring stories about the changing face of ageing. We kick off with this article about Lindera, a German start-up using A...
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How we age is in revolution. Decreasingly an issue to fear or ignore, and more a fact of life we can embrace and even thrive in. Ian Spero’s recent article on the changing attitude of marketers toward older consumers celebrated this fact by placing a spotlight on those lea...
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Saying a product promotes “anti-ageing” is no longer acceptable.In the battle against ageism this is something of a landmark victory. Age UK says that ageism, or age discrimination can impact on someone’s confidence, job prospects, financial situation and quality of li...
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July’s most popular stories had a truly international feel. This month’s digest features an Australian centenarian ballet dancer, advice from the U.S. on living in place and a record breaking rally driver from Ireland. Head to the barre We begin with this inspiring story...
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In America there is much talk of the ‘Silver Tsunami’. According to Microsoft’s Ed Steidl what we should really be talking about is a phenomenal global business opportunity. As Global Programme Manager responsible for 120 Microsoft Innovation Centers in 33 countries wo...
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This month’s AAA news digest is a bumper edition. It features feminism, award nominations, nonagenarian innovators and much more. Inspirational people using their hard-won experience to stay agile, defy convention and gain global attention. We start with a woman who, quite...
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Today we awoke to political uncertainty over who will shape ageing's big issues over the next five years. So as we await the outcome of yesterday's election, let's take a moment to look at some of the other key players influencing this hugely important area. Let's begin wit...
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